BIG ACADEMIC CATCH – Lake Superior State University student Jimmy Osga poses with his research poster that bested other undergraduate and graduate student posters from across the state to take best-poster honors during an annual conference of the American Fisheries Society's Michigan chapter. Osga's work, in collaboration with the US Geological Survey's Hammond Bay office, is on sea lamprey movement in the St. Mary's River. Osga received an LSSU Undergraduate Research Committee grant to support his work, which is also a senior thesis project. Findings indicate that lamprey aggregate in areas not currently treated to trap and eliminate lamprey. Osga's study will contribute to new management techniques to control sea lamprey in the St. Mary's River. He will also be presenting his research at the International Association of Great Lakes Research at Purdue University in June. Osga is a junior in fisheries and wildlife management from Frederic, Mich. Run a Web search on "LSSU fisheries management" to read more about those programs of study at Lake State. (LSSU/John Shibley)
A print-resolution photo that runs with this caption can be found by clicking here.
John Shibley, e-mail
, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail
, 635-2315; Prof. Ashley Moerke, School of Biological Sciences, e-mail